Tag: politics

Sep 17 2021

Is ESG, Bitcoin Energy Criticism, Fascist?

Are overreaching ESG standards, which often target Bitcoin's energy consumption, politically dangerous?The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1077: "More Unsolicited Thoughts On ESG." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Sep 16 2021

Bitcoin, Voting Blocs And The Effect On Bipartisanship

The steady polarization of society we are currently undergoing may be reversed with a bitcoin standard.There Are Always TwoPolarity is a staple of our existence: North and south, good and evil, black and white, Jedi and Sith, Marvel and DC. Middle grounds and tertiary options often become consumed by the intense opposing forces at the edge. These gray areas often find...

Sep 15 2021

Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Ethereum Fees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Senator Elizabeth Warren has criticized the crypto industry for not protecting new and less wealthy users Warren cited examples of three-figure Ethereum transaction fees and exchanges going down at crucial times Such issues have plagued the...

Sep 14 2021

Cryptocurrency Traders Hit With ‘Wash-Sale’ Proposal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cryptocurrency traders could be banned from offsetting some capital losses against their gains thanks to a proposal from House Democrats Lawmakers want to change the ‘wash-sale’ rule so that traders cannot buy an asset back within 30 days of a losing sale...

Sep 10 2021

Bitcoin Will Protect Your Wealth From The Government

Sep 10 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture government politics

The parasite that is the government, extracting your value and hard work, is cured through bitcoin.The government is a parasite masquerading as our friend. Rulers want us to believe they have our best interest in mind while enriching themselves and their cronies. The simple truth is governments exist to maintain themselves. They never shrink, they always get larger. This is as true...

Aug 30 2021

Teaching Financial Literacy In The Age of Bitcoin

Learning about how the world of finance works is increasingly important as technology like Bitcoin advances.Recently I met with a group of high school seniors transitioning into college to ask how we can improve our education system. One thing they mentioned is that they did not feel prepared for the real world. I started asking them questions to try to figure out...

Aug 21 2021

Infrastructure Bill Battle Highlights the Power of Crypto

Reading Time: 2 minutes The battle over the crypto element of the Infrastructure Bill highlighted how far crypto has come in recent years Just a few years ago the community could never have come together as it did this month The way in which it pulled together bodes...

Aug 20 2021

Central Banks Were Born From The War Machine And Government Overreach

The distributors of evil have arisen from the fires of hell and seek to destroy all in their path.Central banks are a fundamental reality of the modern world, but it was not always so. The Bank of England (BoE) was founded in 1694, the first modern central bank. The BoE was born directly from the monetary overreach of the Stuart monarchs. Their...

Aug 17 2021

Congress Has Kicked The Cyber Hornet's Nest

Aug 17 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  congress culture law politics regulation

It shouldn’t be surprising that a decentralized, open-source monetary network is good at organization.Written August 12, 2021.With the debate over the infrastructure bill, policymakers were caught off guard. Few in Washington anticipated Bitcoiners’ ability to respectfully and relentlessly express our disdain toward unnecessary regulation that is likely to have unintended consequences.The...

Aug 16 2021

‘Nixon Shock’ Remembered 50 Years On

Reading Time: 2 minutes The financial world is remembering the ‘Nixon Shock’ that began 50 years ago yesterday The Nixon Shock was the result of a series of measures taken by President Richard Nixon in 1971 to ease unemployment and reduce inflation Nixon took the U.S....

Aug 11 2021

Inside Cuba’s Bitcoin Revolution

As political demonstrations show the world that Cubans are tired of dictatorship, Bitcoin is providing an option to peacefully protest and opt out of a broken system.Lucia is a 30-year-old medical worker and Bitcoin user living in Matanzas, a city of about 150,000 people sitting about 50 miles east of Havana on Cuba’s northern coast. Named after an aboriginal rebellion against Spanish...

Aug 07 2021

The Bitcoin Honey Badger Voting Bloc

Aug 07 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture politics voting

The potential voting force of Bitcoiners should not be underestimated by those looking to the future.Throw 100 cyber-hornets into a voting booth and they will sting each other to death with 100 viewpoints. Throw 100 cyber-hornets into a room with a Bitcoin-hater like Nassim Taleb (who personally attacks Lyn Alden???) and we will sting him to insanity. That’s the power we have...

Aug 06 2021

Senators Push “Disastrous” Alternative Infrastructure Bill Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes A “disastrous” rival amendment to the cryptocurrency provision of the Infrastructure Bill has been tabled by two senators The new amendment only excludes proof-of-work miners but includes all other potentially affected sectors The bill will...

Aug 05 2021

Discussing The Bitcoin Voter Block With Amanda Cavaleri

Amanda Cavaleri explains how the Bitcoin voter block is one of the largest single-issue powers in U.S. politics.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Infrastructure Bill Amendment Proposed by Senators

Reading Time: 2 minutes The much-criticised crypto element of the U.S. Infrastructure Bill has received a key amendment just before it gets voted on Three senators now support the amendment which excludes miners, wallet makers and developers from impossible reporting...

Aug 04 2021

To Fix Dangerous Infrastructure Bill, Bitcoiners Must Engage

Aug 04 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture law politics regulation taxes

The language in the infrastructure bill is an example of why the Bitcoin community has to engage politically.Authored August 3, 2021In recent days, draft language in the proposed infrastructure bill raised a flurry of concerns for the Bitcoin community and the larger digital asset space. Congress proposed heightened reporting requirements for “brokers'' of digital assets. The current draft bill...

Gensler Slams Cryptocurrency “Wild West”

Reading Time: 2 minutes SEC Chair Gary Gensler savaged the cryptocurrency ecosystem yesterday Gensler said that the space was full of “fraud, scams, and abuse” He did praise Bitcoin, saying “it has been and could continue to be a catalyst for change in the fields of...

Aug 03 2021

Infrastructure Bill Gets Last Minute Makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes The much maligned Infrastructure Bill is being reworked to be less harsh to the cryptocurrency community Two senators are now on board to help reword the bill which would decimate the U.S. crypto industry The crypto element of the Infrastructure...

Aug 02 2021

Infrastructure Bill Highlights Lack of Cryptocurrency Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes The lack of understanding of the cryptocurrency sector has become even more apparent thanks to the Infrastructure Bill chaos Lawmakers fail to see that the bill would decimate the cryptocurrency sector and would ultimately fail in its key aim to raise...

Infrastructure Bill Could be “De Facto Mining Ban” in U.S.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Crypto lawyer Jake Chervinsky has warned of the ramifications of the crypto element of the infrastructure bill Chervinsky warned that the bill in its current form could decimate mining in the U.S., and the crypto industry as a whole The...

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